An rc2 file extension is related to the Microsoft Visual Studio, an integrated development tool. An rc2 file stores resource script.

There is one other file type using
the RC2 file extension!

empty icon.rc2 - ReCycle audio loop

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Software that open rc2 file

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RC2 file extension - Microsoft Visual Studio non-compilable resource script

What is rc2 file? How to open rc2 files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

rc2 file icon: rc2 filetype icon

The rc2 file extension is associated with C/C++ programming language.

The *.rc2 files are used for resource script files by various software compilers and contain instructions on how to compile the program source files.

Some of the Application Wizards generate an rc2 resource file in addition to the standard rc resource file.

This rc2 file is not intended to be compiled by the Resource Compiler; actually, it contains resources that the Resource Compiler does not handle.

Examples include the HI_RES_AWARE custom resource and Menu Resource Data (RCDATA). The .rc2 file is a great place for other custom resources that shouldn't be edited by the Resource Compiler.

Updated: June 27, 2024

The default software associated to open rc2 file:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

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Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor or specialised application able to work with Microsoft Visual C++.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .rc2 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open rc2 file, edit rc2 file, convert rc2 file, view rc2 file, play rc2 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting rc2 files.

Software that open rc2 file - Microsoft Visual Studio non-compilable resource script

Programs supporting the exension rc2 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open rc2 file action.

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